Dundaga

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Dundaga
Dundagas panorāma (the castle)
Dundagas panorāma (the castle)
Dundaga is located in Latvia
Dundaga
Dundaga
Coordinates: 57°30′33″N 22°20′58″E / 57.50917°N 22.34944°E / 57.50917; 22.34944
Country  Latvia
Novads Dundagas novads
Pagasts Dundagas pagasts
Mentioned first time 1245
Town rights awarded 1950
Town rights revoked 1990
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,682

Dundaga (Livonian: Dūoņig) is a village in Courland, Latvia. In 2009 the village became the administrative centre of Dundaga municipality.

Dundaga is known for its castle, constructed by the Archbishopric of Riga in the late 13th century. From the 16th until 1918, Dundaga Castle (formerly Dundagen) was the centre of the largest private estate in Courland, belonging to the Baron Osten-Sacken (Russian: Остен-Сакен) family, an important local Baltic-German noble dynasty.

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Coordinates: 57°31′N 22°21′E / 57.517°N 22.350°E / 57.517; 22.350